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: Nai Zindagi - Naya Jeevan

A magazine for viewers from India and Pakistan
Presented and produced by Saleem Shahed
(from BBC Midlands)


Presenter/Producer: Saleem Shahed
Director: Mahendra Kaul

: Closedown

: Family Communion

from the Parish Church, Walpole St Peter, Norfolk
Conducted by The Rector, The Rev John M. Woods

Communion Setting: Merbecke
Hymns: A and M (Rev)
The strife is o'er, the battle done (135)
Good Christian men, rejoice (603)
Alleluia! Alleluia! (137)
Let us employ all notes of joy (423)
And now, O Father mindful of the love (397)
Love's redeeming work is done (141)
(from BBC Midlands)


Service conducted by: The Rev John M. Woods
Preacher: The Rev Fr Hugh Bishop, CR
Organist: Peter Harle
Television Presentation: Barrie Edgar

: Closedown

: Urbi et Orbi

Pope Paul VI gives his Easter Blessing to the City and the World
Fr Patrick McEnroe describes the scene in the Square before St Peter's in Rome
Presented by the Italian Television Service.


Commentator: Fr Patrick McEnroe

: Closedown

: Farm Forum: Bulbs - North Uist Goes Dutch!

The Dutch bulb industry faces land shortage problems, but in the Scottish Highlands and Islands there is land in abundance.
David Rose reports from Holland and the Hebrides.

Weather for farmers


Reporter: David Rose
Director: Fred Senior
Producer: Patrick Chalmers

: Closedown

: News Headlines

: A Film for the Family: The Long Grey Line

Starring Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara
with Robert Francis, Donald Crisp, Ward Bond

The story of Sgt Marty Maher, athletics instructor for 40 years at West Point military academy.


Director: John Ford
Producer: Robert Arthur
Marty Maher: Tyrone Power
Mary O'Donnell: Maureen O'Hara
James Sundstrom: Robert Francis
Old Martin: Donald Crisp
Capt Koehler: Ward Bond
Kitty: Betsy Palmer

: Going for a Song

The world of antiques with Max Robertson
Customers Kika Markham, John Cairney
(from BBC South and West)


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Guest connoisseur: Michael Newman
Customer: Kika Markham
Customer: John Cairney
Producer: John King

: Holiday 70

with Cliff Michelmore
Wholesome food and plenty of it, a high standard of comfort and cleanliness and, above all, a chance to meet and actually live with the local people. These are the claims if you take a holiday in a Danish farmhouse.
A working holiday in a kibbutz conjures up, for many young people, particularly students, an interesting and perhaps exciting way of spending their summer break. Holiday 70 reports on a kibbutz in Northern Israel.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Tom Savage

: Private Lives: The Private Life of the Wandering Albatross

A new wildlife film series.

After five years at sea, young albatrosses spend another five courting before finally selecting a life-partner. When not ashore they circumnavigate the globe, riding the westerlies round and round the southern oceans.
Filmed during three years on South Georgia in the sub-Antarctic, and in eastern Australia.
(From BBC South and West)


Narrator: Duncan Carse
Directed and filmed by: Lancelot Tickell
Producer: Jeffery Boswall

: Ken Dodd and The Diddymen

(from BBC North)


Puppet animation: Roger Stevenson
Script: Bob Block
Director: Ken Wrench
Producer: Stan Parkinson
Comedian: Ken Dodd

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: In the Beginning: 11: Jonah

Adapted and produced by Molly Cox


Storyteller: Ray Smith
Designer: Paul Birkbeck
Designer: Graham McCallum
Music: Raymond Premru
Adapted by/Producer: Molly Cox

: A Life of Christ: 3: The Road to Emmaus

by Malcolm Muggeridge
The last of the three films describes Christ's crucifixion and resurrection.


Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge
Producer: Christopher Martin

: Songs of Praise

for Easter Sunday
The Huddersfield Choral Society
from Highfield Congregational Church, Huddersfield
Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler
The Huddersfield Youth Brass Ensemble and members of local churches

Praise ye the Lord! (Rimington)
Thine be the glory (Maccabeus)
When I survey (Rockingham)
All hail the power (Diadem)
Far above the highest heaven (Garthowen)
The Lord's my Shepherd (Crimond)
Love divine (Blaenwern)
Onward! Christian soldiers (St Gertrude)
God be In my head (God be in my Head)
Christ the Lord is risen today! (Easter Morn)

Blessing by the Minister, The Rev Thomas Brooks


Singers: The Huddersfield Choral Society
Soloist: Sandra Kelly
Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Musicians: The Huddersfield Youth Brass Ensemble
Blessing: The Rev Thomas Brooks
Organist: Keith Rhodes
Conductor: Wyn Morris
Producer: Raymond Short
Series producer: Philip Gilbert

: The Sunday Musical: Can-Can

Starring Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Juliet Prowse

The spectacular film version of Cole Porter's stage success.


Composer/Lyricist: Cole Porter
Producer: Jack Cummings
Director: Walter Lang
Francois Durnais: Frank Sinatra
Simone Pistache: Shirley MacLaine
Paul Barriere: Maurice Chevalier
Philippe Forrestier: Louis Jourdan
Claudine: Juliet Prowse
Andre, Headwaiter: Marcel Dalio

: The Portrait of a Lady: Part 6: Revelations

by Henry James
dramatised in six parts by Jack Pulman
starring Richard Chamberlain as Ralph Touchett.
Isabel has discovered she has made a terrible mistake, that in searching for freedom she has found a cage.


Author: Henry James
Dramatised by: Jack Pulman
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: David Conroy
Director: James Cellan-Jones
Isabel: Suzanne Neve
Ralph: Richard Chamberlain
Henrietta: Sarah Brackett
Casper Goodwood: Edward Bishop
Countess Gemini: Kathleen Byron
Osmond: James Maxwell
Pansy: Sharon Gurney
Madame Merle: Rachel Gurney
Nun: Marguerite Young
Mrs Touchett: Beatrix Lehmann

: The News

With John Edmunds and Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Omnibus presenting: Tommy Steele and Things

Another chance to see the highly successful music film written and performed by Tommy Steele; an uncomplicated film by a happy man.

"The most lively visual view of London I have seen for a long time" (Daily Telegraph)
"I suppose you could call this film a happening," says Tommy Steele. "It's not about England and it's not really about London. It's about a journey through memories and thoughts, but it's mainly about people."


Subject/Writer: Tommy Steele
Producer: John Gibson

: Short Story: Things As They Were

Vivian Pickles reads "Things As They Were" by V.S. Pritchett


Author: V.S. Pritchett
Storyteller: Vivian Pickles

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